TPT National Productions’ quality, creativity and innovation have earned both popular and critical acclaim, garnering more than 300 awards for artistic and technical achievement. Honors include 25 national and regional Emmy Awards, the duPont-Columbia Commendation, three Peabody Awards, an Academy Award nomination and awards at the Chicago, New York and Tokyo Film Festivals. TPT National Productions’ websites have also been honored with Parent’s Choice and PBS Web awards, and its outreach resources have been lauded and utilized by educators, community leaders and parents nationwide.


Going to War
Cynopsis Social Good Awards Winner for Social Good TV Series or Special Programming
News & Documentary Emmy Award Nominee, Outstanding Historical Documentary

Christmas in Norway with the St. Olaf Choir
Upper Midwest Emmy

Constitution USA with Peter Sagal
Silver Gavel Honorable Mention

Transplant: A Gift for Life
Upper Midwest Emmy, Documentary/Topical

Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century
New York Festivals International Television & Film Award Finalist

Dolley Madison
Writer’s Guild of America Nominee

Daytime Emmy Award, Children’s New Approaches
Parents’ Choice Gold Award
Daytime Emmy Award®, Children’s New Approaches (Season One)
Daytime Emmy Award® Nominations (Season Two) Outstanding Children’s Series and New Approaches
National Association for Media Literacy Education Award
Parents’ Choice Gold Award
Northwest Regional Emmy® Award

Through a Dog’s Eyes
W3 Gold Award, General Website Categories for Television

Regional Emmy Nominee, Arts/Entertainment/Feature or segment

Depression: Out of the Shadows
New York Festivals Bronze World Medal, Health/Medical Information
New York Festivals Gold World Medal, Best Direction
New York Festivals Bronze World Medal, Best Editing
Writer’s Guild Award Nominee
George Foster Peabody Award
Voice Awards Honorable Mention

The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer’s
Primetime Emmy Award, Outstanding Non-Fiction Special

Alexander Hamilton
Writer’s Guild of America Nominee

The New Medicine
International Health & Medical Media Award (Freddie)

Daytime Emmy, Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Photography
Daytime Emmy, Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Editing
Christopher Award, Education & Information
Parent Guide Children’s Award, Media Award/Television Program
Parent’s Choice Gold Award
Parents’ Choice Silver Award, Website
Aurora Gold Award
The New York Festivals World Silver Award
CINE Film & Video Competition Golden Eagle Award, Children’s Program

Benjamin Franklin
Primetime Emmy, Outstanding Nonfiction Special

American High
Primetime Emmy, Best Reality Program
SXSW Web Award, TV/Movie

Dying to be Thin
CINE Film & Video Competition Golden Eagle Award, Science & Technology

American Photography
PBS Award, Best Program Website
Banff Film Festival Hors Concours screening

AAAS Science Journalism Award, Television

Suze Orman Collection
Daytime Emmy, Outstanding Service-Show Host
(The Laws of Money, The Lessons of Life)
(For the Young, Fabulous, and Broke)

Liberty! The American Revolution
George Foster Peabody Award

Hoop Dreams
Sundance Film Festival Audience Award, Best Documentary
George Foster Peabody Award
Academy Award Nominee, Best Editing
#1 on International Documentary Association’s list of Top 25 Documentaries of All Time
New York Film Critics Circle Awards, Best Documentary
Los Angeles Film Critics Awards, Best Documentary
Director’s Guild of America Award
Producer’s Guild of America Award
Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award

Right on the Money
Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism Finalist

Newton’s Apple
Daytime Emmy, Outstanding Children’s Series
AAAS Science Journalism Award, Television
Parent’s Choice Award
National Education Association Award